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A view of the hidden parts around the inner sections around the city centre of Manchester UK and beyond. How you perceive these derelict sites could be a sort of morbid fascination, or logically analysing the modes and functionally of the remaining fragments of architecture. This blog is the stage 1 of 'Urban Exploration' but I have to emphasise, if you visit these places and tempted to gain access..I wouldnt advise it unless you seek permission from the appropriate authorities.

Blackley Pike Fold Lane WW2

Situated off Old Market St, Blackley, Manchester.
Above: The building seems to have been built on top of the site of an old mill. 
The remains of this structure and the trees hide it slightly. But it is hard to imagine the scene during the war.  A  similar image is posted on lancashireatwar.co.uk...at one time you could access the site, however , the entrance is shuttered up by breeze blocks , the slits have also been filled in. Having a similar appearance to a surface built air raid shelter, however the main function could  be a Home Guard installation for the  ICI building located 150 yards away. Prior to being blocked inside there are 4 main storage areas. 


<img src="Pike Fold, Blackley Manchester" alt=" https://derelictmanchester.blogspot.com/p/blackley-pike-fold-ww2.html" />

<img src="Pike Fold 2" alt=" https://derelictmanchester.blogspot.com/p/blackley-pike-fold-ww2.html" />
<img src="Bank Shot" alt=" https://derelictmanchester.blogspot.com/p/blackley-pike-fold-ww2.html" />
According to an update , there is a section that goes approximately 8ft underground.
<img src="decay" alt=" https://derelictmanchester.blogspot.com/p/blackley-pike-fold-ww2.html" />

Across the road was another unidentifiable structure situated close to Oakworth St




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